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In memory of your beloved pet

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Losing a pet is always hard. One day your loyal companion is by your side and the next, they’re not. It’s a tough time, but it doesn’t have to end there.

It can be very beneficial to honour your pet’s memory with a memorial of some sort. Consider these special ways to honour your late companion. 

Share their story online

We live in the age of internet famous pets like The Blueboys, Dean the Basset and many, many others. Sharing photos and stories with the rest of the world can help you express and process your emotions, while immortalising your beloved pet on the internet. 

Hundreds of thousands around the world mourned the loss of internet dogs such as Loki, Gabe and Old Man. There is a world of pet lovers that will offer appreciation and understanding in your time of need.  

Frame a photo for all visitors to see

Honour your pet by framing a special photo of them and put it on display for all to see. You and everyone that visits will be reminded of the great times every time you look at it.

Plant something

Create new life by planting your favourite tree, plant or flower in honour of your pet. Sit back, watch it grow and reflect on all of your happy memories. 

Make a donation

You can honour your pet by helping other animals in need. Donating their things can bring joy and comfort to those less fortunate, and bring new life to your pet’s belongings. Things such as blankets, toys and food are always appreciated. Monetary donations can also go a long way.


Volunteer to help other animals in need

If you’d prefer not to donate items or money, why not donate your time to an animal shelter? Being around animals can be the best therapy. By spending time with animals, you can help yourself while helping other, less fortunate animals. You might even meet a new best friend when the time is right. RSPCA Queensland are always on the lookout for volunteers, and are here to support you.

Cremate and remember them with some special tokens of love

Pet cremation is becoming more and more common when families lose their beloved animals. Pet cremation provides assurance, closure and respect to those that were faithful to you throughout their lives. 

Pets at Rest Queensland is a service that is there for you throughout the whole process. They offer four different cremation packages, ensuring that there’s a perfect option for everyone. The packages also come with a selection of lovely keepsakes and access to counselling, should it be required.


A pet’s death doesn’t have to be the end of their story. By memorialising them, you can keep their legacy alive and remember them forever.

Sam Gillespie
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